Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen has been presented an insignia in recognition of his contributions to Vietnam’s planning and investment sector.

The insignia was given by Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh in Hanoi on January 14.

With the assistance of the Danish Embassy through a business sector programme, the Central Institute for Economic Management under the Ministry of Planning and Investment has improved its capacity in conducting high quality research, thus putting forth important policy orientation analyses.

At the ceremony, Minister Vinh also presented insignia to Professor Finn Tarp, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

Prof. Tarp, who is also a lecturer at the Copenhagen University, has hosted a range of research programmes focusing on database and capacity building in Vietnam.-VNA